A busy week  as usual in the AWAVA office, with plenty of news coming out of New York (see below) as well as preparations for International Women’s Day Celebrations – I hope you’re all planning something special!



The World Shelter Conference  Planning Committee has announced that they have decided to extend the deadline for submitting presentation proposals. After many requests, they will extend the deadline to March 31, 2011.

If you are an advocate or activist, working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and other forms of violence against women, we encourage you to share your expertise, knowledge, approaches, challenges and successes with us at the conference.

Click here to submit a proposal

International Women’s Day News:

  • NATSIWA are holding a rally on the 10th March – read all the details here
  • Economic S4W have released their IWD campaign “Don’t be Short Changed”
  • Make sure you watch this clip showing the journey of Women’s Rights over the last 100 years

Reports released since our last round-up:

In other news across our virtual desks:


 And don’t forget, the following events are still open for registrations:

*The opinions expressed in the articles aren’t necessarily the opinions of AWAVA